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Victoria Park Inverleigh


The next few weeks will be a busy period at Victoria Park. 
At the end of February the Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club are holding their annual Combined Driving event and over forty competitors will be competing over the weekend.


The following weekend on 5th March the annual Dachshund Derby is to be held and this has always been a fun day out for all the family. 

Last year the Committee of Management held two successful Car Boot Sales as fund raisers for the Park. This year the third of these sales is to be held on 19th March.

If anyone is interested in booking a site the cost is only $15. If you have any items for which you have no further use, this is an ideal opportunity to unclutter. If you are just interested in looking for a bargain entry is free. Refreshments will be available on the day. Gates open for stallholders at 8am and the sale will wind down around 1pm.  Should you have any queries regarding the sale please contact John Turnbull on 5281 5068.

The Committee is indebted to Golden Plains Shire Council for their support in mowing Victoria Park both before the Dressage Day held last December and before the busy period that is occurring over March. This support allows the Committee to save on the cost of this work and reallocate funds to other purposes around the Park

As reported last October the strong winds of the time brought down a couple of the old long established pine trees on the Reserve. At the time the Committee was able to obtain the assistance of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in the removal of one dangerous tree on the Southern boundary of the Park. Three other dangerous trees remain on the northern boundary of the Park just to the east of the main entrance and the Committee has declared an out of bounds zone around these trees until such time as action can be taken to alleviate any danger.

Apart from the three events detailed above the usual activities continue to be held in the Park. 

To improve the facilities available for all users of the Park recent improvements have taken place. 

The new main entrance is almost complete with only the historic gatekeeper’s shelter still to be relocated and improvements have taken place in the clubhouse with new chairs and curtains having been obtained.